We are going to get divorced. I wasn't planning on getting a lawyer, just purchasing a packet at the county clerk's office, but now my ex, who is currently in another state has said she will be pursuing alimony. We have been married since 2011. Also of importance is we are both women and the marriage was originally a civil union which then we turned into a marriage license when equal marriage was legalized.
You probably should consult with an attorney. There is a presumption against alimony in a marriage of less than 7 years, which you are just on the edge of. However, there are a number of factors a court can look at, and I don't know the answers to those things just from the information above. The fact that you are both women shouldn't factor into it much, but the court MAY look at your financial relationship during the civil union and maybe even before since legally there were some marriage barriers then.
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